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Old 09-11-2012, 09:55 AM
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Originally Posted by unit28 View Post
maybe I'm totally wrong ,
but I thought dew is {sticky} guttational water.

So, not only aerifieng the soil, opening it up will cause the soil to dry without watering.
The dew might be going to stay on top of the turf as well.

At this point, me personally, I'd be giving the turf light frequent watering to promote seed germination.

I've never depended on mother nature...she can be to cantankerous
Dew occurs when the atmospheric temps drop low enough that the humidity condenses out of the air... that tempurature is called the "dew point"... guttation is water that actually exudes from the plant and the humidity is so high in the cool morning that the water doesn't evatorate as it normally might...

I don't worry too much about the aeration holes drying out and killing the grass this time of year in CentroWisco, but I can't speak to TN...

I seeded many areas that will sit until the time occurs naturally for it to germinate and grow, as we have areas where artificial irrigation is not feasible... it is generally fine and when it is not, I supplement with dormant seeding...
Now that I know that clay's texture(platelets) has nothing to do with water infiltration, percolation, or drainage
,,, I wonder what does...
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